Latest news from the AFOLCON organisers
Joining the already announced LEGOLAND master builder and LEGO Certified Professional, are Mark Stafford (LEGO Ninjago designer), Adam Vaugn (LEGO Friends designer) and Bjarke Schonwandt (Senior Manager, Consumer Perceived quality).
We're very happy to have Mark return for his second year presenting at AFOLCON. Last year he brought with him a whole host of test models that were used in the production process, and he's promised the same this year!
Adam will be giving his first AFOLCON session looking at the development of the new LEGO Friends line. Years in development, he'll be explaining how LEGO Friends is designed to welcome a wider audience to the LEGO family.
Finally, Bjarke will give you an exclusive insight into how LEGO manages the quality of the LEGO sets and elements. How do LEGO track what is good and what is bad? Most importantly, Bjarke is asking you to bring along any samples you have of what is not acceptable - the challenge has been set!
We still have a few more speakers to announce for AFOLCON 2012, not least our Keynote speaker -- more details on that soon, as well as details of our auction. We've just come back from Billund actually, with all manner of goodies. There'll be more details soon, but we will say this. It's *good* !
Once again, the organisers have offered Brickset visitors a 20% discount on the normal AFOLCON ticket price of £60. All you have to do is quote the code BRICKSET20 when you check out. This is a limited offer so order now to guarantee your discount!
If you have any questions about AFOLCON or The LEGO Show, you can ask in the forum where Warren will be on hand to answer them.
AFOLCON runs on the 3rd and 4th May 2012 and is open to anyone over the age of 16 (16-18yr olds must be accompanied). Tickets cost £60 and include all session, an out-of-hours visit to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and a goodie bag which includes 1Kg of LEGO. For more details, go to www.afolcon.com.
The LEGO Show is open to the public on the 5th, 6th and 7th May. Tickets cost just £29 for a family of four when booked online, saving you the queue and 20%. For more details, go to www.thelegoshow.com.